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Game Time II Chess Timer

3.9 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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  • Dual digital clocks
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  • Keep split-second track of the time each opponent has used
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

This clock has been patented by the U.S. Chess Federation. The large display and electronic accuracy makes your exact time and move number easy to read. This digital clock also features an optional audible tone and a red light to signal elapsed time. Delay option lets you deal sanely with sudden-death time controls. Start of each clock can be delayed at every move by a preset number of seconds, eliminating frantic and game-ruining time scrambles. Comes with a new feature called ÒAccumulateÓ where if a player makes his/her move before the delay time expires, the remaining delay time is added to their clock. Permits traditional time controls, without a delay. One of our most popular clocks!

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Chess Clock.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 2 x 4 x 7 inches
Item Weight 4 ounces
Shipping Weight 4 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B00006699U
Item model number XC5553BK
Manufacturer recommended age 7 - 11 years
Best Sellers Rank #320,538 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#8,082 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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3.9 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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Excalibur is a company that is known for making high quality chess gear. This small clock has all the functions you will need and it is the official clock of the U.S. Chess Federation. This certainly adds to it's marketing appeal, but also to the price for what you get.

Some of the plus features of the clock are a time delay for between moves that gives you a little time to get to your button, a large button to push that is easy to find in the heat of the moment and many presets for various types of game conditions. It's small size also allows it to fit well into a small bag or Excalibur's excellent canvas bag, triple weight chess piece and vinyl board combination. (This other product is excellent and an extremely good value.)

While I think this is an excellent clock, it is rather cheap looking and doesn't seem very rugged. The first one I bought had some loose parts inside and I had to return it. I don't know if this is a reflection on quality assurance, manufactoring or just a fluke, but I saw a lot of other clocks that seemed more rugged for about the same amount of money.

Why I personally chose this clock is because of Excalibur's reputation for high quality chess electronics, it's small size, the large buttons, the time delay between moves and the fact that is fits exactly into the compartment of my chess travel case. I rated it a 4 because I think it's overpriced for what it is. If it's not important to have the official clock of the UCSF and you don't play fast games, then you may want to look at what other products are available.
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There is a lot to like about an Excalibur chess clock: it is inexpensive, it has lots of functions, and it is very easy to learn how to use it.

First off, the price: you can buy three of these clocks for the price of a Chronos, but then you get what you pay for. Most of the guys in my chess club have Chronos clocks and I also have two that I have had for years. Yet, I have never even heard of a Chronos clock that failed. These Excalibur clocks, on the other hand, definitely have a limited lifespan.
A lot of players start out with an Excalibur clock, but sooner or later the clock breaks down and then they buy a different kind of clock.

Personally, my main peeve with the Excalibur is that I really dislike the buttons on it. The problem is that the button movement is not completely smooth and therefore it is possible to hit a button in such a way that it does not go down all the way and then you have to hit it again (this is extremely annoying when you are playing blitz). Other than the buttons, the problem is that these clocks are flimsy and do not take well to jostling.

Still, if you just want a clock for occasional use, and if you are looking for something cheap and functional, this clock is your best bet.
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There is a lot to like about an Excalibur chess clock: it is inexpensive, it has lots of functions, and it is very easy to learn how to use it.

First off, the price: you can buy three of these clocks for the price of a Chronos, but then you get what you pay for. Most of the guys in my chess club have Chronos clocks and I also have two that I have had for years. Yet, I have never even heard of a Chronos clock that failed. These Excalibur clocks, on the other hand, definitely have a limited lifespan.
A lot of players start out with an Excalibur clock, but sooner or later the clock breaks down and then they buy a different kind of clock.

Personally, my main peeve with the Excalibur is that I really dislike the buttons on it. The problem is that the button movement is not completely smooth and therefore it is possible to hit a button in such a way that it does not go down all the way and then you have to hit it again (this is extremely annoying when you are playing blitz). Other than the buttons, the problem is that these clocks are flimsy and do not take well to jostling.

Still, if you just want a clock for occasional use, and if you are looking for something cheap and functional, this clock is your best bet.
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I play chess almost everyday and I have had many chess clocks throughout my chess life. I have to say that this clock is one of the best digital clocks on the market with a very reasonable price and easy functionality. The weight of the clock is very balanced, not too heavy and not too light, and I was able to set up the clock and even put a delay time without reading any directions as well. For the buck, this got to be one of the best on the market.
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I own Chronos Clock and this Clock. Chronos is more durable. No contest there. But this clock is so much easier for me to use than Chronos. I have the Chronos clock sitting in my book shelf at this time. This clock and the way you set it is just so easy. I do not agree with the guy who said this clock is complex. It is so easy to set it is a joy.
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This is a prossional standard chess clock. Good quality and very configurable to chess-like time accounting. This device worth your ~35 bucks. If you play chess with time this is definitely a must-have. Also can be used for the pictionary-like games that includes a sand clock that dont work when some team finish before the time ends.
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